The majority of the economy is global. Even goods and services, relatively untouched by international forces, are impacted by historical repercussions of those forces. As social scientists, we, all too often, isolate and compartmentalize issues for the purpose of ‘scientific analysis’ thereby disregarding (or at least mitigating) the interconnectedness of institutions, systems, structures of people, states, and issues that create the realities we aspire to change. We cannot understand (and therefore alleviate) poverty, human rights abuses, and suffering without a justifiable historical analysis of global political and economic structures and their impacts on the localities we work with.
I will cover issues of economics, environments, politics, human rights, human relations, equality, fairness, freedom, and justice (to name a few) with the overall belief that that the systems of global human interactions are significantly flawed. Because I am a patriotic American, and unfaltering critic of the American government, I will also discuss the role of the US in these issues the issues I domestic topics. Some posts will be abstract, conceptual, and philosophical in nature while others may be a straightforward analysis of the day’s events.
Whatever the post, I hope to inspire or perpetuate some real, human, open-minded discourse as well as provide some clarifying analysis regarding the connections among complex realities. Most importantly, I hope to build a significant enough readership that will create a productive synergy of thought so we all can engage with, and learn from, each other.
love it! can’t wait to read more!
Dude, this perspective is so key to building strong local and global communities and is such a great reflection of what it means that so many different groups with different struggles are joined together occupying Wall Street for common causes such as equality and mutual respect. Thanks for sharing and for the sacrifices you have made out there.
I thought this was a martial arts blog? You sound smart. Good luck Colb! Can’t wait to debate…
love love love the change you bring to the world – Jody
Thanks Colb! Good timing, indeed. And really good to get a view of Occupy Wall Street from your perspective. I have passed your blog info along to some interested classmates who are passionate about & involved with Occupy Denver…as well as social & environmental justice.